Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Tibi

I hope you’re ready to Make Your Own Kind of Music, you Dancing Queen. For Fall 2008, the 70s are back. NARS makeup artist Ayako (above, left) told me the look for Tibi’s Fall 2008 line was heavily 70s influenced, much like the look at Miss Sixty. Said Ayako, “When the girls arrived fresh-faced and rosy from the cold this morning, I kept them that way.” On many of the models, she chose to skip foundation, using only NARS Powder Foundation when necessary. She applied NARS Blush in Dolce Vita, a matte formula in a dusty rose due to hit shelves for Fall 2008. False lashes weren’t used, instead, Ayako used copious amounts of mascara to create a dramatic tarantula eye. Lids were primed with a matte porcelain creme eyeshadow. Lips were filled in with NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Belle du Jour, a nudeish flesh-toned hue. Ayako then glossed them up with NARS Lip Gloss in Female Trouble, a delightful pinky-beige, also due to hit shelves for Fall 2008.

Nails were polished with Creative Nail Design polish in Serenity, a sheer, glossy nude.

Next, I hit up superfun Kevin Ryan (above, right) to gab about hair. He definitely speaks magazine copy, i.e., my internal lexicon which I subconsciously suppress. Well, not anymore. “The inspiration is the pretty girl in your high school yearbook,” Kevin said. Felt-covered hot rollers were rolled under in the back to create an “expensive wave.” “Picture a high-school-aged Stevie Nicks at her best.” No uptight updos here, just loose, flyaway strands parted in the middle, with no volume nor thickening agents involved. Kevin used Bumble and bumble’s Does It All Hairspray to lock down curl. “It’s very Breck Girl,” Kevin laughed. In the front, Kevin used a curling iron to wave hair away from the face in “sausage curls” and then brushed through to de-perfect it. “Like Farrah Fawcett?” I asked. “Almost,” he responded. “Farrah Fawcett in a small town.”

I spy with my little eye: A T3 Evolution and a T3 Twirl.

Oh. And if you think I left before making sure I got a photo of ANTM‘s Saleisha pre-runway, then you don’t know me at all:

This nice model “vogued” for me to show off her makeup before I left:

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4 Comments Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Tibi

  1. Fabulista

    The powder foundation (which you KNOW I don’t condone) actually looked great up close. I think powder is necessary on the runway and for photos, that is NOT a sitch where you want shine. For us in our normal lives, however… I’d steer clear.

    Hi Kara!
    I haven’t checked out the lancome mascara yet b/c I’m moving on friday and it’s all in a box! I’ll let you know how it goes once I do.


    Hey, doll! I’m sorry you weren’t here, too! Hope to be able to see you when you’re back in town 🙂

  2. Kara

    yay! i love the 70’s! anyways, did you get a chance to try that L’extreme Extensions mascara yet? i’m dying to hear your thoughts because i’m obsessed with extending mascaras lately, been using (and loving) Fiberwig but i’m always looking for the next best thing which i KNOW you can understand! so do you like it, love it, hate it? spill!

  3. Anonymous

    Powder foundation?! eek! How did it look up close. I’m in the ever-lasting search for the best way to get great looking skin. They look pretty spectacular from the photos!?


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